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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.

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Edward Bryant

Admissions

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Edward Bryant School.  Visitors to the school are very welcome, please speak with the office staff to arrange an appointment.

If you would like to view our current or previous Admissions Policy for entry into EYFS or any other year group, please click on the link below:

Admissions policy 2019/2020

School's Admissions Policy 2020/2021

Admissions policy 2020/2021

Details of the Admissions Policy for West Sussex Schools can be found at:

West Sussex Admissions Page

Parents wanting a place mid-year should contact the school office.

Parents of pre-school children will be sent details about the admissions process, along with details of their designated school, in September/ October of the year before their child is due to start school.

Admissions to our school are managed by the Local Education Authority and applications must be made through their offices at the Education Office (South).

Telephone: 03330 142 903
e-mail: admissions.south@westsussex.gov.uk

As an academy, Edward Bryant serves a catchment area. Every effort is made to accommodate parent’s preference for school choice, but in the event that your application is unsuccessful, there is a council appeals process to join a waiting list. If the school is found to be full then the council will offer you a place at the school nearest to your home with an available place.

It is vital that the admissions office have the correct address for all correspondence. If parents have changed their address since registering the birth of their child, it is important to update any records.

 Parents can opt for their designated school or request an alternative placement. 

The school holds meetings for all new parents in June each year, and offers opportunities for children to spend time in their new classes before starting in September.

Applying for a school place in West Sussex

Schools in West Sussex are categorised as community, voluntary controlled or voluntary aided and academies.

Academies, community and voluntary controlled schools serve catchment areas. Voluntary aided schools serve wider areas. This school is an academy.

Under the Education Act, parents can express a preference for any school but parents do not have a right to choose a school. West Sussex Education Authority does, however, make every effort to meet parental preference where possible. Further information about how places are allocated at this, and other schools in the County, is contained in the Authority’s Information for Parents Booklet a copy of which is available from the school office or the Pupil Admissions Office. Further details relating to admissions including appeals can be found on the West Sussex County Council website.

Appeals

If you have applied for a school place at Edward Bryant School and have not been successful we are very sorry. However, I am sure you will appreciate that by law we are only allowed to take up to 30 children per class, therefore only 90 children in total.

If you are thinking about going to appeal, please follow this link for more information.